As far as work experience is that an absolutely necessary thing for any worthwhile applicant? Because my most immediate focus is on improving my GPA and earning my Masters in Accounting.
There are always exceptions to the rule; however, I would estimate that over 90% of applicants accepted by the top 20 US Business School have at least two years of work experience. The admissions committee wants to see how applicants have performed in the "real world" prior to admitting them. Remember too that you will need two, and sometimes three, reference letters from people who have supervised you and can comment on your management potential and strengths relative to your peer group.
Here's a link to an article
we published on MBA Prep School
that delves deeper into the question of how much work experience is enough.
Also, check out the series of articles on the 5 Steps to Applying for an MBA
. If you follow the steps we recommend, you will increase your chances of succeeding the first time around. There is also a video in our video course on how to strengthen your candidacy before you apply. It's free when sign-up for a free account at MBA Prep School
Hope that helps!
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